Gannon Celebrates Women’s History Month with Panel Discussion Saturday

Posted: March 28, 2014

Gannon University will host an afternoon of affirmation, encouragement and empowerment. This FREE events will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the Yehl Room of the Waldron Campus Center. Entitled "Inspire Action, Gannon Celebrates Women: Community Activists and Leaders," the event is in celebration of Women's History Month.

The keynote of the event will be a panel discussion featuring four local women of accomplishment:

  • Kathy Dahlkemper - Erie County Executive

  • Sr. Annette Marshall - O.S.B, Executive director of the Inner City Neighborhood Art House

  • Tiffany McCloud - Executive director of Superior Health Services and president of the Erie chapter of the NAACP and

  • Maria Montero - Executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the  Governor's Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs.

Kathleen Kingston, Ph.D., Gannon University associate provost, will moderate the discussion

Performances by the Erie Dance Theatre, actor Cheryl Jong and Gannon English professor Berwyn Moore. Human services organizations from around the region will be offering information on their programs and services and refreshments will be provided.

Carolyn Baugh, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, director of the women's studies program and an organizer of the event, said, "We are honored to host such talented, accomplished women to share their insights and experiences with the Gannon and Erie communities. We can expect to hear not only about women's past contributions but about some of the priorities we should emphasize as we chart our way forward."